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Endometriosis Foods – the good and bad


Nutritional expert  Karen Spencer-Dees, Ph.D. states that “Nutrition is the science of food.  Being educated on   proper diet and modifying your eating habits can make all the difference between  successfully having a family, or not.  Sometimes, even the simplest of changes yield the biggest results.”  She should know.  Dr. Spencer-Dees is herself a longtime sufferer of endometriosis who through dietary changes, including food combining, dramatically improved her symptoms as well as her overall health.


For those with endometriosis, there are not only specific foods that   you should eat, but also specific foods that you should avoid.  Detrimental foods include those that  increase prostaglandins E2 (GE2) and prostalandin F2a (PGF2a).  These two types of prostaglandins stimulate estrogen, which is the main hormone found to increase the symptoms of endometriosis in those who suffer from it.


Simply put, the Endometriosis Bad Foods List is as follows:


  • Sugar
  • Wheat
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Red Meat
  • Pork
  • Saturated Fat and all transfats
  • Refined Carbohydrates
  • Additives and Preservatives


What’s left?  The Endometriosis Good Foods List includes (but is not limited to):


  • Fruits
  • Vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables
  • Whole Grain Foods
  • Flaxseed
  • Amaranth and other whole seeds
  • Beans such as Navy Beans, which are high in choline or choline supplements
  • Chicken in moderation
  • Fish
  • Fish Oil
  • Unsaturated fats high in Omegas 3 and 6


Also key when you have endometriosis is doing lots of exercise,  and drinking 6-8 glasses of fresh water daily.



Wedding June 1 2013


We finally got married at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, NC on June 1st 2013 at 7pm. It was a hot one, but cooled off a bit before the time to start.  Here are some pics from the great day!

Wedding Group





This is our group that attended the wedding minus the Kristy, Derek, Hunter and Haleigh.  Kristy was signing the marriage license.

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The Hubbs     The Handsome Hubby

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